Today’s Top 5 TV Picks – Sunday January 13


Today’s Top 5 Picks


1

24th Annual Critics’ Choice Awards

7 p.m. ET on CW

Actress Claire Foy (“The Crown”) and writer-producer Chuck Lorre (“The Big Bang Theory”) receive special awards during this annual gala ceremony by the Broadcast Film Critics Association and the Broadcast Television Journalists Association, hosted by Taye Diggs. Foy’s award acknowledges her work to push boundaries on changing stereotypes and recognize the importance of authentic portrayals of women. Lorre is being honored for his vast body of TV comedy work. Among film categories, the historical dramedy “The Favourite” leads the field with 14 nominations, followed by “Black Panther” with 12 nods.

2

Best Friend’s Betrayal

8 p.m. ET on LIFE – Premiere

Katie and Jess have been BFFs for a long time, but when Jess gets serious about a new “perfect” guy, there’s something about Nick, a celebrated crime writer, that raises red flags with Katie. Up to a point, Katie’s concern for her best friend is only natural, but as the story unfolds, she moves into obsessive feelings about Jess that have Nick struggling to find a way to make Jess see the truth. Mary Grill, Vanessa Walsh and Jaime M. Callica star in this new thriller.


3

American Style

9 p.m. ET on CNN – Series Premiere

Tim Gunn, Donna Karan, Andre Leon Talley, Christie Brinkley and Diane von Furstenberg are among the style and fashion icons appearing in this new four-part docu-series, which uses archival footage and interviews to highlight the most memorable moments from fashion and pop culture. The opener, “1940s/50s: War Boots to Work Suits,” explores how World War II and Hollywood helped establish a sense of an American fashion identity that included the introduction of the bikini and the zoot suit. Another episode immediately follows.

4

Valley of the Boom

9 p.m. ET on NGC – Series Premiere

This hybrid of scripted drama and documentary interviews presents an inventive examination of the game-changing birth of Silicon Valley, starting with the “browser wars” of the early 1990s through the catastrophic 2001 implosion of the dot-com bubble. In the series premiere, “Part 1: Print (Hello, World),” Marc Andreessen (John Karna) and his team hit the road trying to get investors for their Netscape browser. The series cast also includes Bradley Whitford, Steve Zahn and Lamorne Morris.

5

Rel

9:30 p.m. ET on FOX – Season Finale

Alerted that his daughter has gotten into some trouble at school, Rel (Lil Rel Howery) immediately hits the road to resolve this pressing family matter in the Season 1 finale, “Cleveland.” Meanwhile, in Chicago, Brittany (Jessica “Jess Hilarious” Moore) tries to help Nat (Jordan L. Jones) set some personal goals by showing him how to create a personal vision board. Leah Jeffries and Che Tafari guest star.

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